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Brazil SAC: Expansion works at 50 regional airports open for bidding to Dec-2013, to begin Feb-2014

16-Oct-2013 9:50 AM

Brazil's Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SAC) announced (15-Oct-2013) renovation and expansion works at 50 regional airports will open for bidding until Dec-2013 and launch by Feb-2014, part of a BRL7.3 billion (USD3.3 billion) development plan for 270 regional airports in 2014. Works at the first 50 will focus passenger terminal upgrades, while a few will undergo runway and apron works, and the facilities to remain open during the projects. Civil Aviation Minister Moreira Franco said, "Our job is to upgrade airports, bringing them into the 21st Century." Specific airports were not mentioned, though the 50 include 17 facilities in the north of the country 12 in the southeast, ten in the northeast, six in the south, and five in the mid-west. [more - original PR - Portuguese]